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#1 Eks

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:57 AM

Hello All:

As most of you might aware of the new visa interview scheduling system that needs to be followed in order to make an appointment for H1B visa stamping @ hyderabad consulate. I am unable to use my HDFC Receipt Number in the website with this new system. any one with the same issue? also what is this "Request Number" that i need to fill in under the petitioner information ? Any one know about the contact email address or phone number of the ustraveldocs.com/in ? Let me know.

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#2 bhanabh

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:32 PM

I have the exact same issue. I am unable to use my HDFC receipt number. I tried sending a few emails to technical.support@ustraveldocs.com but I havent received any reply yet.

I am unable to contact anyone using the phone too. I filled "NA" for the request number and it let me proceed. I dont know what the request number is.

#3 manik.m

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:19 PM

Hi,

Even i am running into the same. I'm trying to book a visa date in HYD around Decemeber. Let me know if you are able to figure out what the request number is and even my HDFC reciept is not being accepted.

Thanks..

#4 luck2u

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:38 AM

Below is the contact info for new visa process in consulates located across India. I suggest you to call or email and get all necessary information.


Email ID for any questions: support-india@ustraveldocs.com
Call centers will be open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday, and 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday. The numbers
are (91-120) 660-2222 or (91-22) 6720-9400 in India or 1-310-616-5424 in the United States.

#5 bhanabh

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:31 AM

Thanks luck2u for the correct email address. After I sent an email to that ID, I atleast got an automated reply with a case number.


As for the call center, I called the US number today morning and was on hold for an hour. I finally had to go to the restroom so I cut the call :)


Looks like I will be booking my appointment when I reach India. If my HDFC receipt doesnt get accepted, I will be super mad but then again, I plan to go to Singapore or something and get the visa there until they figure out whats going on with the website in India.



#6 Eks

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:48 PM

Yes, even I called the same number and i was kept on hold for 1.5hrs. But no body responded.

Please update if you got any answers from the consulate for the above questions. I will do the same.

#7 bhanabh

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:20 AM

Just got an email from the support. I am being told to wait until 23rd Sep, Sunday before I can use the receipt. The response said the site will be fully functional 23rd onwards. Called one of the numbers in India and was actually able to speak to a person this time. She said they are still working on it and all phones and representatives will be able to help pretty soon.

#8 vancheswaran

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 03:45 AM

Any updates on what the Request and receipt numbers are?

#9 Sumanmanu

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:45 PM

Hi,

I see that oct month dates are opened in hyd.

I need some help to understand new H1b process. Can any in this loop help me to get an clear picture on H1 process.

Really it will be grateful if I get your email ID to get touch back on issue.

Thanks

#10 santhoo24

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:11 AM

I have the same issue with HDFC receipt. I went to the Begumpet HDFC bank where I paid for the visa fee. The bank people suggested me to call 0120-6611411, which I did. The operator asked me to mail these details to infoushyderabad@vfshelpline.com, which I did, and am waiting for their response as of now.

#11 sandolin143

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:40 PM

i was able to schedule the visa appointment and ofc appointment today using the hdfc receipt

#12 santhoo24

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:08 AM

Just an update - I attended the interview on 5th, was a relatively short one, and got it

#13 luck2u

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:26 AM

@santhoo24:
Have you attended in Hyd Consulate? Can you let us know are you working in EC or EVC model and is this first H1 visa interview or extension? Pls post details which can help us. Thanks inadvance!!

#14 luck2u

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:26 AM

@santhoo24:
Have you attended in Hyd Consulate? Can you let us know are you working in EC or EVC model and is this first H1 visa interview or extension? Pls post details which can help us. Thanks inadvance!!

#15 Sumanmanu

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:43 PM

Hi,

Congrats Santhoo24!!!

#16 Sumanmanu

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:10 PM

Hi,

Santhoo24@ could you let us know the photo size which u took to consulate.

As per below link it shows different size (not 2*2)...

http://www.travel.st...toreq_5334.html

#17 santhoo24

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:13 AM

Hello All,

First off, thank you for your wishes, and good luck with your interview. I attended interview at the Hyd consulate. I come under cap-exemption category. Waiting time was horrible.

@ Sumanmanu, ya, I knew of the photo requirements before hand. A quick fix for that, upload any photo with less than 200 kb file size, after which you would get a message saying photo does not meet requirements, and would like to continue without photo. Choose continue without photo and complete the process. You wouldn't need a photo with the new system, as they take fingerprints and photo at the OFC center before the interview.

An other minor detail, as of now, try avoiding the lady VC, she is very mean and rejects most of the applications. I went to a guy, hwo was very cool and accepted all applications before and including me.

#18 luck2u

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:35 AM

@santhoo24: Thanks for your detailed information!!

#19 luck2u

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:35 AM

@santhoo24: Thanks for your detailed information!!

#20 Sumanmanu

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:32 AM

@santhoo24: thanks for information..
Do we need to submit documents before interview?


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